Month: July 2017

Displays of same-sex affection are illegal in Nigeria

More than 40 men arrested in Nigeria for ‘homosexual acts’

More than 40 men have been arrested in Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say. They are due to appear in court later. Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday afternoon and says the hotel was cordoned off while […]

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister for Communication

Pay to watch porn on your TV – Communications Minister

Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has expressed worry over the growing rate at which pornographic adult content is shown on primetime free-to-air Ghanaian television channels. The minister, a lawyer by profession and women’s rights activist, has therefore, suggested a pay-per-view arrangement for TV stations that wish to broadcast adult content […]

The suspect
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Woman beheads 4 year old daughter at Ankaase

A 45-year-old woman, Akosua Agyeiwaa has allegedly beheaded her 4-year-old daughter at Ankaase in the Bosome-Freho district of the Ashanti Region. The incident occurred on Sunday, July 30, 2017 in her room where she was found lying unconscious alongside her unresponsive three-month old baby. The Assembly member for Ankaase Electoral […]

Otiko Djaba, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection

NPP women fight Otiko over School Feeding jobs

The Concern Constituency Women Organizers of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Northern Region have implored the office of the Chief of Staff to direct the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba to immediately withdraw all adverts on vacancies at the School Feeding […]

Nemanja Matic

Man Utd close to signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic for £40m.

Manchester United are close to signing Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for £40m. Matic, 28, would be United’s third summer buy, following £31m defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and £75m striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton. Speaking after Sunday’s 3-0 pre-season win over Valerenga, United manager Jose Mourinho said: “We […]

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture

Mango production will be enrolled on ‘one district one factory’ initiative – Minister

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister for Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has said Government would clasp mango production into the one district one factory policy to create jobs and wealth for the youth and women. He said the Ministry of Local Government was working MOFA to support the mango producing […]

Dr Anima receiving her certificate
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Nana Anima Wiafe-Akenten – first PhD holder in Twi

She simply loves to study languages but certainly not the Spanish, French or English that most students love to pursue. Hers is the Akan language, Twi to be precise. Her passion for the precise usage of the Twi language motivated her to study it from the primary level all the […]

GNPC pays $3million annually to the Black Stars

Parliament orders GNPC to stop sponsoring the Black Stars

Parliament has ordered the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to stop spending resources on non-core activities, including sponsoring the Ghana Black Stars. GNPC pays $3 million annually to the national team as part of its sponsorship package, however, Parliament on Thursday approved a report by Public Interest and Accountability Committee […]

Former deputy Power Minister John Jinapor

AMERI deal: Homes of Jinapor, Ayine raided

The homes of former deputy Power Minister John Jinapor and former deputy attorney general Dominic Ayine have allegedly been raided by some individuals believed to be working with the CID of the Ghana Police Service. It is unclear the reasons for ransack but sources say it is in connection […]